Overweight and obesity in childhood (including adolescence) is associated with serious physiological, psychological, and social consequences, as listed below. Many of these consequences manifest during childhood, others later in life. Of great concern is that children who are overweight or obese are also more likely to be overweight or obese as adults (Freedman et al., … Continue reading Consequences of Childhood Obesity
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The immediate cause of sudden cardiac arrest is usually an abnormality in the heart rhythm (arrhythmia), which is the result of a problem with the heart’s electrical system. Unlike other muscles in the body, which rely on nerve connections to receive electrical stimulation to function, the heart has its own electrical stimulator. Interruptions in the … Continue reading How To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest
You may have had a heart attack and not know. The reason is because the typical symptoms of a heart attack are often so ordinary and insignificant, they are often missed. The classic symptoms include feelings of pressure, pain, fullness, and squeezing in the chest. There may also be pain in the arms, shoulders, neck, … Continue reading Cardiac Arrest – A Silent Killer